“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans reportedly appeared before a North Carolina court this week, days after Child Protective Services removed her three children from the home amid allegations that her husband had fatally shot her dog for biting their toddler daughter.
According to TMZ, Evans, 27, and her husband, David Eason, left the Columbus County Courthouse childless on Wednesday. The couple is fighting to regain custody of their three children Kaiser, 4, Jace, 9, and Ensley, 2.
The Blast reported that Eason was witnessed beating the French bulldog in front of their minor children before taking the dog outside and fatally shooting it. Eason reportedly killed Evans’ dog, named Nugget, for snapping at Ensley.
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TMZ reported that Evans staying with Eason is likely what’s preventing her from regaining custody. Sources told the tabloid that Kaiser’s biological father, Natha Griffith, is seeking custody, accusing Eason of mistreating his son. They said Griffith will only allow Evans to see Kaiser if Eason isn’t around—leading Evans to only communicate with their son over FaceTime.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported that Jace and Ensley is with Evans’ mother, Barbara. Eason’s daughter, Maryssa, 11, was also removed from the residence following the court order, according to InTouch Weekly.
Meanwhile, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reportedly alerted Columbus County Animal Control to the dog’s alleged shooting death. Animal control officials previously told The Blast that there’s nothing they can do as they handle abuse claims involving animals that are alive.
Reports indicated that Eason will not face criminal charges for the dog’s death unless Evans reports it.
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